Benteler adds hydrogen pipes; Huadi to make hydrogen pipes for Lanneng

The rapid expansion of distribution networks for hydrogen is driving the demand for hydrogen pipes.

Germany’ Benteler has now added seamless, hot-rolled tubes and pipes for the safe distribution of hydrogen to its portfolio, called ‘Benteler Hyresist’.

These pipes are designed for the construction of hydrogen distribution networks. The range helps make the alternative energy source more readily available, and thus the targeted CO2 neutrality is more quickly achievable.

The outside diameter of 21.3-141.3 mm meets the current specifications for hydrogen infrastructure. Moreover, optimised mechanical values and the high purity of the steel used to prevent hydrogen embrittlement make hydrogen tubes and pipes particularly robust and durable.

Seamless, hot-rolled Benteler Hyresist tubes exceed the European Industrial Gases Association (Eiga) requirements for distribution network tubes and pipes by fulfilling the hydrogen-compliant steel analysis, pressure resistance and homogeneous structure.

Meanwhile, Huadi International Group Co., Ltd. (a Chinese steel pipe maker) has signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement with Zhejiang Lanneng Gas Equipment Limited to jointly develop and produce high-pressure hydrogen storage tank stainless steel pipe. Both parties will work on developing a manufacturing strategy for the high-pressure hydrogen storage tank stainless steel pipe. Huadi will then be responsible for producing the stainless steel liner pipes and supplying them to Lanneng. Where Lanneng will complete the production of the high-pressure hydrogen storage tank with liner pipes wrapped by carbon fibre. The hydrogen energy storage tank could be used in hydrogen-powered vehicles.

Ethan Mandel

Ethan is the special correspondent for Europe covering the hydrogen industry for H2 Bulletin. Please click on the email icon to contact me via email or follow me on social media. I am reachable on Phone: +44 (0) 208 123 7812
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